My VCUarts Photography Portfolio! Sophomore Year | Campus Tour 2019
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I'm planning on doing a video how I applied and how I got into the school. So if you'd like to see that video, please give this video a thumbs up or let me know down in the comments below. Today I'm just gonna be showing you a couple different pieces that I've done this semester that I really like, um, and just telling you guys about the process and maybe a little bit about the class. So if you'd like to see some of the work that I've made semester than just keep watching only had two studio classes this semester. So the first class is called sequencing, and it's about how you can sequence images in either a video or just on paper and how you can successfully put them in a sequence so that they can portray message or meaning. So to have multiple pictures on a sequence was kind of challenge for me. I'm gonna show you guys my final project and actually have the prints right here. Try to show you on camera, but also include some pictures that are just like insert into the video So far. We were learning about symbols and how things can be symbols and totally represent something else, So I decided to take pictures of like trash or litter around the city because there's so much trash everywhere because people literally just do not give a shit. I took pictures of trash and then I wanted to do something interesting with them rather than just have, like, a piece of trash. So I decided to use two different images on and put them into one picture these air suit. The classes favorite was this one, and I kind of wanted to focus on, like, brands and logos like things that we see and use every day and then kind of show everyone like where ends up or like, how it is actually disposed of in beast around our city. So I know you cannot see that all this is, I think, 11 by 17. So I took this picture of this crushed up Mountain Dew can that I just found in a back alley somewhere and in the background photo. I know it's hard to see in this, but actually just a picture of, like, a huge pile of just garbage and like crap. I just layer this and I concede the image in the background or can you not be able to tell? But it's actually negative. So I made a negative and then put the positive image on top of it, and I'll definitely insert some pictures. It's just so weather down that it just looks so old and gross as you can see. Just another negative image of a bunch of garbage behind it. It was fun for me to walk around the city and, like, take pictures of stuff that I saw the other class. So last semester we took our dark room classes basically into a dark room, like how to use a film camera and print silver gelatin prints in the darkroom and how to use chemicals on things like that. We have a theme for the entire semester, and mine was about body image and just like self image and just thinking about myself and like how I think about myself self, self, self, self portrait. I just thought it was, like, kind of a pretty image. As you can see, it's a picture of me and I'm looking into the mirror. As you can see, it's just like my face again in the light. Then I just took fishnets and put it over the picture and then exposed the image so created this photo, Graham and I really like the way the fishnets came out. Then I just, like, kind of flipped it upside down in a few places, taped it back together on and then exposed it onto this piece of paper so I could see it's a picture of me looking into the camera. Then some of them would just wash right away, like the images. What wouldn't stay? So I was having a very hard time with those because they just take so long and again my pictures like they were not my favorite for my concept that was kind of struggling with, like, which picture should I take to, like, show my meeting and again or not my favorite to express my concept? I like this one the best, probably because you can see the emotion in my face and Unfortunately, when this was exposing under the UV light, someone must have accidentally, like, pushed it a little bit because there is some blur. This one, You've probably seen this kind of picture. This you probably also seen this type of image before. It's pretty dark, but as you can see, it's actually a piece of tin. As you can see, this image was unsuccessful because it was way too dark the eye. I know you can't see in this picture, but the lights were so freaking close to me, and we had to flash twice when we exposed the picture just to make sure that there was enough light. As you can see, there still wasn't enough in this one, so we had to redo it on. This one, as you can see, is a lot lighter, and you can see all the details a bit better. I wanted to keep the overall look of it pretty dark just because it with my concept about self image and body image and where I was at that time, Um, just doing the same post, and this one was my favorite was the third and last one. I'll put an image of the scanned picture in here so you can see it a little better. My mom sent me a picture of Samara when I showed her this because she thought it looked like yeah, I really like this one. If you're not already also comin down below, which piece I showed was your favorite.